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obama gives up cigarettes for good. >>> sports sponsored by just for men, for mustache and beard. keep your edge. men, for mustache and beard. keep your edge. ,,,,,,,, >>> on the "cbs morning news," here's a look at today's weather. sunshine, light winds, and cold temperatures will be around for the northeast. freezing temps will be on the move further in the texas region from the northern plains. and nice, sunny weather covers the west coast. >>> here's another look at this morning's top stories. anti-government protesters in egypt say they will not back down on the demands that president hosni mubarak leave office immediately. but, the mubarak government warns the protests cannot go on forever. >>> and prosecutors in los angeles say they will file felony grand theft charges against lindsay lohan. police say lohan was being investigated for allegedly stealing a necklace from a jewelry store. >>> today first lady michelle obama marks the first anniversary of her "let's move" campaign. her signature campaign is aimed at ending childhood obesity through exercise and healthier eating. amo
carthy in egypt for us. thank you, terry. >>> president obama issued a critical and blunt statement following mubarak's latest defiant stand. now, clearly impatient, mr. obama said the universal rights of the egyptian people must be respected. quote, the egyptian people have been told that there was a transition of authority. the president said, but it is not clear yet that this transition is immediate, meaningful, or sufficient. ines ferre is in washington with more on this. good morning, ines. >> reporter: good morning, betty. and president obama held a late-night meeting at the white house with his national security team. they're scrambling right now, after being caught off guard by the latest turn of events. the white house was as surprised as anyone president mubarak did not step down. in a statement last night, president obama criticized the egyptian leader for not offering his people the reforms they demand. it is the responsibility of the government to speak clearly to the egyptian people and the word, it read. the egyptian government must put forward a credible, concrete and unequivo
eyes are on this school. on the day he rolled out his budget blueprint, president obama chooses baltimore county as the backdrop for the key in education. >> right now this school, parkville, is preparing kids for the jobs of the 21st century, a school that nurtures what students are passionate about and prepares them for success. >>reporter: the president, along with education secretary, sees the school as the perfect example of what other schools should focus on to compete in a global economy. >> i'm told the most popular subject at this school is engineering. that's important because today the most common educational background for america's top business leaders is not economics, not finance or even business. it's engineering. >>reporter: in the days ahead the president will take what he learned today to persuade lawmakers to pass his budget plan. the president's budget eliminates 200 federal programs. today the president said the country will try to live within its means like so many american families are. >> we're going to have to get serious about cutting back on those thi
to see you. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. the obama administration has refined its position on the question of whether mubarak should stay or go. the answer now is go but not yet. the white house admitted monday it does not endorse mubarak's immediate resignation. the obama administration is throwing its support behind the newly appointed vice president, but he says egypt isn't ready for democracy. all of this flies in the face of protestors as they've been on the streets now for 15 days. terry mccarthy has the latest. >> reporter: the protesters are still here in the square behind me. in fact, many of them slept out in what is becoming a virtual tent city in what is normally a busy public traffic square. in the battle of wills that is developing, the government has announced a pay rise of 15% for public servants. presumably to win their sympathies. and it has announced the stock market will reopen here next sunday. meanwhile, the uprising that has been largely leaderless has finally found its first hero. wael ghonim. he's a google executive in jail for 12 days for his invol
, there's no going back to the way things were. >> reporter: president obama heard the news this morning and like most of us, he turned on the tv and watched in cairo. he's due to make a statement in about 90 minutes. i'm joel brown, back to you. >>> and the complete coverage continues as we look at cairo. we're back with the latest on that celebration and more. >> reporter: the crowds erupted in cairo as soon as president mubarak handed over the power to the military and announced he's resigning. look at tahrir square. hundreds of thousands waved flags. we have a reporter there reporting on the celebrations. >> reporter: we're in the middle of tahrir square. the crowds were spectacular. just a little while ago, once this announcement was made that mubarak was gone, this entire square erupted in a state of euphoria. it's disbelief. the people have tears in their eyes and people are shouting, god is great. can you believe this is happening. can you believe this is true. that's what they're saying. they were brought to the brink of this last night. everyone thought he would say he's leavin
passed is one of her top priorities. >>> this is our generation's moment. president obama said that line in the state of union address. saying the united states needs to invest in energy, science and invasion and he says it all starts in the class room. the president is following his message by highlights a school. >> reporter: the president will have a lot to say about education monday here in maryland. teachers and parents are anxious to hear it. >> we need to teach our kids that it's not just the winner of the super bowl who deserves to be celebrated but the winner of the science fair. >> reporter: president barack obama is bringing that message from the state of the union address to baltimore. >> we really didn't know that he was coming exactly. but our teacher said that it was a special person coming. >> reporter: president obama is expected to talk about investing in education to help prepare children to be competitive in a global economy. >> maintaining our leadership in research and technology is crucial to america's success. but if we want to win the future. if we want invasion
, president obama discussed developments in egypt in phone calls with leaders in britain, jordan and turkey. outside the white house, some are questioning whether u.s. intelligence missed key signals that a genuine uprising was under way. wyatt andrews has that part of the story. >> reporter: the administration clearly knew the end game was coming for hosni mubarak. c.i.a. director leon panetta said so openly thursday morning. >> there is a strong likelihood that mubarak may step down this evening. >> reporter: but mubarak surprised everyone, including the egyptian military, when he refused to quit on thursday. u.s. officials said, "he called an audible." after he did leave on friday, the white house said it had known mubarak's curveball was not the final word. >> we have gotten-- into last night, gotten indications that the last speeches may not have been given. >> reporter: but even if the intelligence was strong, as mubaramubaraks leavingmubarak wt clear what was knownt beginning. the c.i.a. compared its egypt intelligence to an earthquake, saying it knew about the grass-roots anger but
protesters have been killed. yesterday, president obama criticized the iranian government. >> what has been true in egypt should be true in iran, which is that people should be able to express their opinions and their grievances, and seek a more responsive government. what's been different is the iranian government's response. which is to shoot people and beat people and arrest people. >> the iranian government had said it supports the uprisings in tunisia and egypt. >>> now to some disturbing news about one of our colleagues. cbs news chief foreign correspondent lara logan is recovering from a brutal attack she suffered while covering events in egypt. this is logan in cairo's tahrir square on friday night just before the assault. logan was separated from her crew, and security, in the crush of the mob that surrounded them. in a statement cbs news said she suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault, and beating. logan was saved by a group of women, and egyptian soldiers. she has returned to the u.s., and is recovering in a hospital. >>> this morning, the pakistani government says a u.s.
hundreds of americans bound for malta byzv ferry. and late today, president obama said the u.s. has a full range of options to hold qaddafi accountable. libya is divided with qaddafi loyalists and mercenary troops holding tripoli in the west. his opponents control bengaziand the oil-rich east and vowing to liberate the capital. mandy clark made it into libya today and filed this report. >> reporter: this was the scene in the coastal city of it, ubrok when we arrived at the main square tonight. residents shouted, "welcome to free libya, "and chanted, "down with qaddafi." inside the protesters' tents, young and old men fought for our attention. why are you here? why in the tents? >> we are here for the free. we need the freedom. >> reporter: like protesters across the arab world, they've captured the regime's brutality on cell phones. what am i looking at here? >> qaddafi's troops. they refused to kill people. they refused to kill our libyan brothers and sisters. >> reporter: in a qaddafi stronghold in tripoli, it was a very different scene. his supporters took to the streets in a noisy disp
teachers. it's ruining our education system. >> schieffer: what do you think of president obama's plans to reform education? at the federal level? his let's reward good teachers, his, you know, the things that secretary duncan has outlined. are you generally think he's on the right track? >> i do. i've said that publicly. i think the president has shown real courage especially for a democrat who has been dependent upon the teachers union nationally. for political support to come out for merit pay and race to the top and some of the things he's done to push reform. i think the president has been on the right track. i'm concerned about comments i heard yesterday from secretary duncan that seemed to be blowing the horn of retreat on that a little bit. i hope that's not an election year ploy to cozy back up to the unions as the president prepares for re-election. in general i think the president has been very strong on this. that's why you see republicans agreeing with him on it. >> schieffer: you have a reputation as a straight talker i think. do you believe that the budgetary problems acr
but if court has ordered he cannot complete financial transactions more than $1,000. >>> and obama visits an area school to push his the budget agenda. >> reporter: president obama put parkville middle in the spotlight today as he unveiled his $3.7 million spending plan. >> reporter: the presidential motorcade arrived at parkville middle the center of technology just before 11:00. soon after, president obama appeared in a classroom giving a 90 minute speech. >> right now this school, parkville is preparing our kids for the jobs and careers of the 21st century. >> reporter: the president saw firsthand how the school is doing just that. >> so do you guys do a lot of group projects like this? >> reporter: parkville middle school is an constitution that focuses on science, technology, engineer and math. >> i'm told the most popular subject at this school is engineering. that's important because today the most common educational background for america's top business leaders isn't economics, it's not finance. it's not even business. it's engineering. >> reporter: in the days ahead, president o
to leave. >> reporter: president obama was in the oval office when he got word that mubarak had stepped down. and he watched on television some of the celebrations gripping cairo. >> the people in egypt have spoken. their voices have been heard. and egypt will never be the same. >> reporter: events unfolded so fast, the white house had to scramble to keep up. mubarak was rumored to be resigning yesterday. and demonstrators were furious when he said he wasn't leaving. the administration tried to walk a fine line. supporting the demands for democracy, but reluctant to abandon a key ally that gets over a billion dollars of u.s. aid every year. protest leaders are looking to the future. they're thrilled with mubarak's decision to leave. but they say they're not leaving the square until democracy fully takes hold in their country. >> reporter: in the hours after the news broke, president obama did huddle with his national security team in the situation room. but the white house says he did not speak with mubarak today or imhrgt e -- any other egyptian leader. we're live in the white house, i
to leave. president obama was in the oval office when he got the word that mubarak had stepped down. and he watched on television some of the celebrations gripping cairo. >> the people of egypt have spoken. their voices have been heard. and egypt will never be the same. >> events unfolded so fast, mubarak had to scramble to keep up. mubarak was supposed to resign yesterday, and protestors were angry when he didn't. protest leaders are looking to the future. they're thrilled with mubarak's decision to leave. but they say they're not leaving the square until democracy fully takes hold in their country. >> reporter: in washington, joel brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> you're looking live now at the celebration in the streets of cairo after the resignation of president hosni mubarak. wjz is live outside the egyptian embassy in washington, d.c. jessica kartalija is there and talks to people who are celebrating. >> reporter: good evening, everyone. egyptians we spoke with say they left their jobs to come here to the embassy today. they say they just wanted to be with their own people, celebrating a
obama's budget and introduce a plan of their own. >>> and man versus machine. a super computer takes on the best of the best on jeopardy. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, february 15th, this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, february 15th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. we begin with the protests sweeping across the middle east triggered by the revolt in egypt. this morning there is a security clamp down in iran. anti-government demonstrators and police battled through the night. tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets monday flooding central tehran. police say at least one was killed and dozens injured. iran security forces cut phone lines and blockaded the homes of opposition leaders. mark phillips has more. >> reporter: with the media lock down, the only glimpse came by cell phone video. the crowds were big, they were angry and emboldened by events in egypt and it shows the regime intent on putting them down. at one point protesters start to deface a poster of the supreme leader when a governmen
president obama just after we ran these ads for some of the medicare reforms you guys did in health care reform why don't you put more on the table. yes, we should come together to talk about these things but what just happened in the last election was a clear indication that they're not serious. >> schieffer: congressman ryan? >> look, we had a huge fiscal problem. primarily being driven by our entitlements. presidents are elected to lead. they're elected to see big problems on the horizon stop them from getting out of control. this president has punted in the words of the "washington post." he chose not to lead. in we pate for the other party to go first to propose reforms nothing will ever get done. that's the problem we've had in washington all along. we are going to lead. where the president has fallen we're going to lead. we're going to propose solutions to these problems to the drivers of our debt because is the sooner we we do that, the better off everybody will be. the better off these programs themselves will be made more solvent and our economy can grow today. look, the presid
response to the protests was muted but in the 13 days since the obama administration, while stopping short of calling for president pew barack's immediate resignation, has pushed for an orderly transition to democracy. today in an interview with fox news's bill o'reilly president obama had this to say. >> that egypt is not going to go back to what it was. the egyptian people want freedom. they want free and fair elections. >> reporter: in a potentially explosive and rapidly changing situation, the president is trying to strike a balance. the administration is supporting the protestors demanding reform while also seeking to protect vital u.s. interests. >> it seems like of like a high wire artist where he has to walk a fine line between wantinging pew barack to go, but not going away that creates chaos. >> reporter: analysts say the stake kos not be higher. not only in egypt but throughout the middle east. >> what has happened in egypt has transformed the arab world. and the united states is going to have to fundamentally shift its foreign policy in a way that it has resisted for the past 2
obama stepped up the pressure on pakistan to release raymond davis, he's an american diplomat who's been jailed since he sot and killed two pakistani men in january. as david martin reports, the case has strain it had relationship between two partners in the war on terror. >> reporter: facing a possible death sentence, raymond davis has been catapulted catapult frn obscure job at the american embassy in pakistan to the center of a diplomatic meltdown with a critical ally. now the president has been dragged in. >> if our diplomats are in another country, then they are not subject to that country's local prosecution. >> reporter: davis is protected by a long-standing treaty which grants diplomats in foreign countries immunity from local laws. but he has been held in a pakistani jail for nearly three weeks since gunning down two men who apparently tried to rop him. the u.s. says it was self-defense. a local police call it cold-blooded murder and outraged pakistanis want davis hanged. >> it doesn't matter whether he was a diplomat or not. a murder is a murder and a murderer is a murderer. >>
for another day of protests, as egypt celebrates a successful revolution. >>> and tech chore. president obama talks jobs with business leaders in silicon president obama talks jobs with business leaders in silicon valley. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody, and thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. we begin with the budget crisis that is gripping dozens of states. ground zero is wisconsin. and now president obama has weighed in, calling efforts to cut costs there an assault on unions. state employees in wisconsin, who have rallied for days, continue their protests at the state capitol overnight. republican lawmakers are trying to pass legislation that would cut workers' benefits, and union bargaining rights. efforts to vote on the measure were disrupted thursday when democrats skipped town. lawmakers may try again today. cynthia bowers has more on the drama in madison, wisconsin. >> union busting's got to go. >> reporter: in the wisconsin capital, the fight over the state budget is now up close and personal. they are protesting proposed budget cuts that could impact 300,0
sending mixed diplomatic signals? you had president obama calling on mubarak last tuesday to begin a transition, in his words, now. but then yesterday i guess it was we had frank wizner who was sent to the region to talk to president mubarak of egypt coming out and saying this. listen to what he had to say. >> the president must stay in office in order to steer those changes through. i therefore believe that president mubarak's continued leadership is critical. it's his opportunity to write his own legacy. >> schieffer: and the administration was quick to say he wasn't speaking for the administration in that. but what did you take from that? why did he say that? >> i think that frank, who is a very experienced diplomat, probably has had as many years in the state department has tom has, understands that removing mubarak is going to be critical here. he's trying to i think create some space for him to move. but that the administration, tick tarly the... particularly the president has a different challenge. he's kind of like a high wire artist in which he's got to walk a fine line be
with president obama at the white house today, in part to discuss the ongoing unrest in the middle east, and north africa. she'll also host an internet chat where she will answer questions from young people in egypt. >>> now to new zealand where rescue crews are fighting time and aftershocks as they search for earthquake survivors this morning. at least 75 people are dead from tuesday's massive quake, and some 300 are still missing. a nighttime curfew has been imposed on hard-hit christchurch. another 300 people remain missing. authorities have abandoned rescue operations in some buildings where they know people are trapped but with no hope that anyone survived. a national state of emergency has been declared. specialists from the u.s. and other nations are rushing to christchurch to aid in the rescue operations there. >>> in other news, rahm emanuel, the former chief of staff to president obama, has been elected mayor of chicago. emanuel was the easy winner, taking 55% of the vote in a six-candidate race, and avoiding a runoff. emanuel resigned from the obama administration last year t
president obama. wjz is live with complete coverage of this visit. jessica cartalia is following the excitement in parkville. but first mary bubala has a look at the reason for the president's visit. >> reporter: it was at the school as president obama park parkville middle in the spotlight today as he unveiled his spending plan. the presidential motorcade arrived at parkville middle in the center of technology just after 10:00 this morning. soon after, president obama appeared in a classroom giving a nine minute speech, talking about reducing the deficit. >> right now this school, parkville is preparing our kids for the jobs and careers of the 21st century. >> reporter: the president saw firsthand how the school is doing just that. >> do you guys do a lot of group projects like this? >> yes. >> i'm told the most popular subject at this school is engineering. and that's important because today the most common educational background for america's top business leaders isn't economics, it isn't finance, it's not even business, it's engineering. >> reporter: the president's plans ar
're needed to help evacuate americans. in washington, the obama administration continues to call for a peaceful transition to democracy. we have extensive coverage tonight, including a team of correspondents in cairo. we begin with elizabeth palmer who has been covering the protests in the heart of cairo. elizabeth? >> reporter: good evening, harry. well, the protestors are still down in the square behind me, you may be able to hear them. several thousand of them. they've been chanting ever since quite a dramatic speech by egypt's vice president on television a couple of hours ago who offered talks with what he called "all political forces" on constitutional change. last week, the vice president's offer might have sounded like victory to the protestors. now, for this crowd, it's just not enough. tell anyone who orders you to fire on us, no, the demonstrators chanted. we are your people. people who have found a voice and a place to call their own. liberation square has become, as one demonstrator called it, the moral heart of egypt. >> we will be here until he gets out. >> reporte
that attack. but, he wouldn't say what that proof was. >>> world leaders, including president obama, have condemned gadhafi's deadly crackdown against anti-government protesters. michael herzenberg is in washington with the latest on this. good morning, michael. what do you know? >> well, good morning, betty. the president hasn't had much to say publicly about the crisis. but wednesday, he condemned the violence and warned the world is watching. >> suffering and bloodshed is outrageous, and it is unacceptable. so are threats and orders to shoot peaceful protesters. >> reporter: the president also said his administration is now exploring a full range of options to respond to the crisis. that could include economic sanctions, even military action. one option, establish a no-fly zone over libya like the ones once enforced over iraq to keep a dictator from using his air force against his own people. without some kind of intervention, analysts predict the crisis will descend further into chaos. >> this is really a fight to the death, i think, in libya. not only for gadhafi and his regime, but
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received a call today from president obama, who expressed his concern. meanwhile, on capitol hill, president obama won a showdown vote today over a costly pentagon program. the house voted not to fund an alternative engine for the f-35. the next generation fighter jet. producing that engine would have cost $3 billion over the next few years. budget cuts are also being debated in a lot of state capitals these days, including madison, wisconsin, where more than 10,000 state workers staged a protest today. republican governor scott walker wants them to make greater contributions to their pensions and health insurance. the state faces a deficit of more than $3 billion. now to the perpetrator of the biggest financial fraud in u.s. history. bernard madoff is serving 150 years for ripping off investors to the tune of $65 billion. his ponzi scheme played out over 16 years, and no one was on to him? if you find that hard to believe, jim axelrod reports, so does madoff. >> reporter: for 26 months, since bernar bernard madoff's multibillion-dollar ponzi scheme unraveled, one of history's gre
the obama administration to get u.s. citizens to safety quickly. >> reporter: there's violence and chaos trickling out of libya. the latest video shows protestors destroying monuments. gadhafi kept his grip on most of the capital. large areas in the east are out of his control. the state department is ferrying u.s. citizens to malta. gadhafi hasn't backed down. he says he's willing to die. >> he's defiant. he pledged more violence here. this suspect going to end quietly. >> reporter: the obama administration is calling for an end to the violence. it's avoided conflict with gadhafi itself. the administration has joined other governments to condemn gadhafi's actions. when the un tried to reach out, gadhafi's answers weren't helpful. >> many are unacceptable. >> everyone carry guns, weapons, turmoil. no security. we can't stay here. >> reporter: there's reports of as many as 1000 dead in the protests. in washington, wjz, eyewitness news. >>> gadhafi has run libya since overthrowing the king 40 years ago. >>> the senate is allowing debating to consider same sex marriage. ron matz has more. >
out now. >> he should get out of here. >> reporter: president obama spoke to mubarak after his speech. it was a direct and frank conversation. >> what i indicated tonight was that an orderly transition must be peaceful and meaningful and must begin now. >> reporter: the president said that the u.s. will begin to partner with the people of egypt. in an unprecedented meeting, the opposition groups sat down together. they're unified in new elections and constitutions. in washington, joel brown, wjz, eyewitness news. >>> americans continue to return from egypt. we'll have more on those stories, coming up. >>> two witnesses back away from what they told the police about a dog burned. one witness said he came forward for the reward money. another said he lied. >>> threatens of rock fish will be sold and donated to shelters. poachers anchored a 900-yard long net off of bloody point and caught a lot of fish in it. the police waited for someone to catch the fish and they didn't. it took the officers seven hours to unload the fish. >>> ramone is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the shoo
>>> budget battle. president obama's latest spending plan promises a freeze in domestic spending, and some deep cuts. but republican critics want more. >>> taking charge. the egyptian military suspends the constitution and says it will run the country for at least six months. >>> and an egg-cellent night. lady gaga makes a unique entrance. and a shocking win for album of the year. all the spectacle and surprise at the 53rd annual grammy all the spectacle and surprise at the 53rd annual grammy awards. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. good to see you on this valentine's day. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. if there's one issue that can set off verbal fireworks in washington, it's money, and how it's spent. today, president obama unveils his budget for 2012. it's sure to lead to contentious debate. the plan calls for cutting federal programs and trimming military spending. republicans say those spending cuts aren't nearly enough. michael hertzenburg is in washington with more. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. up until now the rheto
. >>> president obama kicks the smoking habit for good. we'll have the story coming up. >>> good morning, i'm kelly mcpherson. first, the police find ten tons of illegally captured fish, now the net is the size of ten football fields. >>> i'm kristy breslin in traffic traffic -- in traffic control. the main lines are running well, but we have one accident. >>> lucy lawless is joining us, talking about "spartacus." ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> it's 6:29, the sky's brightening -- brightening in the east. it's 17 degrees on tv hill. marty's in the first warning weather. >> how cold is 17? it's six below normal. we'll get to 34 at lunch and on the way to a high of maybe 35. back into the upper 20s and cloudy skies throughout the day. what's happening on the way to work and school? here's kristy breslin. >>> we have an accident in carroll county. that's baltimore and emery road. if you're traveling on the beltway, we have a minor slowdown. harrisburg expressway is moving at full speed. 67miles per hour at mt. carmel road. no problems northbound or southbound. let's take a live look. there's a lot of v
battle for libya. president obama says for the first time that qaddafi has to go. while in hibbia, scores turn out for a funeral in the capital as armed qaddafi supporters patrol the streets. and in the eastern part of the country, rebels are strengthening their hold. i'm russ mitchell. also tonight, escape from libya. americans evacuated from a brutal civil war get to tell the story of their journey to safety. search for justice-- more than 40 years after civil rights-era crimes, a group of law students works hard to keep cold classes alive. an elusive street artist is leaving his mark on los angeles and tomorrow may have a rendezvous with oscar. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with russ mitchell. >> mitchell: and good evening. it is already sunday morning in libya. after a quiet by tense day, filled with funerals and evacuations. and from the west, some very strong words from the president of the united states. let's attack a look at the latest. the capital city of tripoli is in lockdown. the u.n. estimates 1,000 people have been killed in the civil wa
a transition to democracy. at the white house, president obama said the people of egypt have spoken, but he said this is the beginning, not an end, and he called for free and fair elections. we have an entire team of correspondents covering this story. when word came out that mubarak was out, harry smith was in the middle of tahrir square and many hours later he's still there. >> reporter: good evening, katie even at this late hour people continue to pour in here by the thousands and thousands. >> finally we get our freedom! >> reporter: this is what freedom looks like. and sounds like. >> today is celebration! celebration! celebration! (cheers and applause) >> reporter: virtually enslaved for 30 years, the people of egypt rose up. >> bye-bye, mubarak! >> reporter: and found their voice. tonight their prayers were answered. >> reporter: the newly named vice president was just on television and announced that mubarak had stepped down. thousands and thousands of people are coming from all over to join in the celebration in tahrir square. did you believe this day actually happened? >> no. it's
on to the school's cafeteria. >> reporter: on the day he rolls out his blueprint, president obama chose parkville middle in baltimore county as the backdrop. >> right now, this school, parkville is preparing our kids for the jobs and careers of the 21st century. it's a school that nurtures what students are passionate about. >> reporter: the president sees the school as a perfect example of what other schools should focus on to compete in a global economy. the school's principal couldn't be more pleased. >> it means that the students need to work hard, you can make it in life. that's the message we send, we need to be prepared for high school and we need to work hard and the message shows that. >> reporter: the students say that the president inspired them to work hard and stay focused. >> i'm interested to see what the budget does. i'm really, i like science. >> it was a great experience to see the president. >> reporter: students say it was incredible. there was something about president obama that shocked them. >>> all right, jessica, thank you. >>> stay with us for the complete coverage on th
. >> reporter: that's part of the reason that president obama is going to tour one of the labs today. >> we need to teach our kids, it's not just the winner of the super bowl that deserves to be celebrated, but the western of the -- but the winner of the science fair. >> reporter: he's calling for the training of new science teachers. >> if we want to new innovation to produce jobs in america and not over seas, we have to win the race to educate our kids. >> parkville has a great science program. >> reporter: this parent is thrilled to learn of the president's visit. >> i think that this is going to encourage the children. i do. >> reporter: and the president is expected to talk about his budget plan, talking spending and deficits. weijia jiang, eyewitness news. >>> wjz will be there for the president's visit. stay with us for the complete coverage. we'll have a full wrap up on air and online. >>> here's a story we brought you at 11:00, a police pursuit ends up in a serious crash on dundalk near the city/county line. a witness told us that a police officer chased a car and the driver lost contro
as they prepared to take off. he was released unharmed. >>> president obama is doing what millions of americans have struggled to do. he has given up smoking. but is his love affair with tobacco really over? >> reporter: it's one decision that seems to have everybody on president obama's side. >> even though i'm a republican, go, obama. >> i think it's great. >> reporter: after spending decades as a smoker, the president is no longer lighting up. his wife michelle obama revealed tuesday that her husband hasn't had a cigarette in almost a year. white house spokesman robert gibbs says the president was able to quit with the help of the first lady and aides who also stopped smoking. >> to try to quit smoking to try to overcome the physical addiction that they have. they do it not just because they want to but because others want them to. >> reporter: about 46 million americans smoke. and brain research has shown nicotine is powerfully addictive. three out of four smokers who try to quit relapse within six months. >> reporter: even president obama admitted in 2009 to taking the occasional puff. >>
in the fraud are his former auditor and members of his staff. >>> president obama is reaching out to a member of his staff. >> president obama called the parents of the slain agent to express his condolences. special agent jaime zapata was shot. another agent in the car was shot twice and is now recovering in a mexican hospital. president obama told zapata's family that he served the united states admirably. and his country was grateful for has self service. >> although mexico is seeing record levels of violence, due to a crackdown on drug cartels. experts say attacks on u.s. officials is rare. >>> a showdown, as both sides of the aisle look for the best way to fix the nation's looming budget deficit. by scaling back or shutting down hundreds of government programs. but president obama is firmly against some of those cuts and says if they hit his desk, he'll veto them. the obama administration scored a big victory today with a close house vote, canceling a costly fighter jet program. republicans did not include any military jets in their budget cuts. >>> still have not told congresswoman gabr
mubarak's decision to leave. >> president obama was in a meeting of the oval office when he got word that mubarak had stepped down. and he watched some of the celebrations in cairo. >> the egyptian people have spoken. and events will never be the same. >> events happened so fast, they had to scramble to keep up. mubarak was resigning yesterday and demonstrators were furious when he said he wasn't leaving. the administration tried to walk a fine line. reluctant to abandon a key ally that gets over $1 billion in aid every year. >>> protest leaders are looking to the future. they're thrilled with mubarak's decision to leave. but they say they're not leaving the square, until democracy fully takes hold in their country. >> reporter: president obama huddled with his national security team in the situation room to get the latest. but the white house says the president has not spoken to mubarak or any other in the white house. >>> wjz complete coverage continues. weijia jiang spoke with locals. but we begin with jessica kartalija. >> good evening, mary. shortly after mubarak's resignation w
. we'll continue to follow the case, look for updates at wjz.com. >>> the obama administration is working to solve the crisis in egypt. protestors are vowing to continue their rallies. this is until mubarak ends his reign and steps down. they could start a military based government. earlier this week, obama said that the transition of power should start right way and he warned egypt's government about using violence to keep control. >> we're sending a strong message, taxes on reporters is unacceptable. >> mubarak's prime minister says that his stance won't change. >>> a freight train slams into a car in gaithersburg. you can see the damage from the chopper video. everyone got out of the car safely. >>> in cecil county, two cars collide head on. we were on top of the scene there. paramedics rushed one to the hospital by helicopter. no word on the extent of injuries. >>> fighting school violence. local schools are taking a new approach to stopping bullying. some parents may think that the plan is too intrusive. big brother will be watching. >> reporter: good morning, the question
eight dead. the obama administration is stepping up the pressure on mubarak. joel brown has the latest. >> reporter: anti-government protesters fought. the two sides clashed for a second day, helping each other to rocks. government spores assaulted the demonstrators wednesday. protesters charged that mubarak's government is behind the attacks. they're vowing to stay until mubarak steps down. >> this is for our dignity. >> reporter: the white house has been toughening its stance against mubarak, a close american ally for almost 30 years. president obama made clear which side he was on at this morning's prayer breakfast. >> we pray that the violence in egypt will end and that the rights and aspirations of the egyptian people will be realized. >> reporter: on the ground the u.s. has evacuated more than 2,000 citizens and their families. >> it will be a lot better. >> reporter: there's word from the egyptian government, mubarak's son won't run to succeed his father, but the latest concession is likely to do little to apiece protesters who want mubarak out now. at the white house, joel brow
attacked friday while covering the revolt in egypt. on wednesday she received a call from president obama, who expressed his concern. >>> cbs news has obtained exclusive pictures that are believed to have captured hosni mubarak's final moments in cairo last friday. they show a convoy of cars driving up to a presidential helicopter 90 minutes before it was announced he was stepping down as president of egypt. the figure was seen waving, and that's believed to be mubarak. now it's also believed that the chopper is carrying his family out of cairo to the egyptian resort city of sharm el sheikh. >>> also in to tell you about today in northern africa, anti-government protesters in libya are calling for a day of rage. libyan police clashed with protesters yesterday. plans for today's demonstrations were posted on social websites. demonstrators are demanding social reforms and political freedom. >>> here at home, lawmakers in wisconsin are scheduled to vote on one of the nation's most aggressive anti-union proposals. affecting thousands of state employees. more than 10,000 opponents filled the s
at the white house, the latest developments plus president obama's reaction. >> i am kelly mcphearson reporting from parkville where the local egyptian community is celebrating after hearing the news a 30 year dictate toreship in their homeland has ended. we will share their joy with you. >> murder at a grocery store the latest breezen gun violence in baltimore. >> why the mayor says the current gun laws are too weak and what she is doing about it. >> and taking a live look outside, it is a very cold morning. we have got warmer temperatures on the way. meteorologist ken williams has the detail in his first morning weather forecast. eyewitness news saturday morning starts now. >> this is wjz tv. wjz hd, and wjz.com. baltimore. >> from the city to the counties to your neighborhood, now it is complete coverage. it is wjz, maryland's news station. >> you are looking at a live picture in cairo. egypt is free. that is what they are chanting in the square in cairo this morning as president mubarak ends his 30 year reign there. good morning, welcome to eyewitness news this saturday, i amiey barnett. we
] >> as this was happening, tonight president obama issue add i strong statement of his own saying libyan leader khadafy must resign. scott gold reports from the united nations. >> reporter: the united nations security council unanimously voted to levy strong sanctions against libya. even china's representative agreed to the sanctions to place international travel bans on libyan leader moammar khadafy, his family and members of his inner circle, to freeze the family's assets and refer the case to the war crimes tribunal in the hague for an investigation of possible crimes against humanity. >> this is a clear warning to the libyan government that it must stop the killings. >> reporter: the vote followed a day of meeting and interrupted as members of the council confirmed with their own government about the language and stop of the sanctions. saturday, president obama made his strongest comments to date open the uprising saying in a private phone call to germany's chancellor, khadafy should step down and leave the country. in libya, thousands of desperate travelers crowded tripoli's airport. two ux plains -- >
>>> good morning. spending showdown as the balgtsd over president obama's budget heats up, a new poll finds that americans aren't convinced we're on the road to recovery. we'll have more poll results and head to washington for the latest on the looming battle for your tax dollars. >>> wave of protests. the fight for freedom spreads from egypt across the middle east including iran with demonstrations, police crack down on protestors. we'll go live and tell you how the latest round could impact america. >>> and mystery illness. concern grows as the number of people who fall ill sky rockets to 170 at the playboy mansion and officials fear could spread even more. we'll tell you what's behind the outbreak early this tuesday we'll tell you what's behind the outbreak early this tuesday morning, february 15th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to the "early show" here on a tuesday morning. >> a beautiful day outside. a lot of people focused on work that's happening inside. >> all the attention right now on washington. the president unveiling his new budget. republicans taking ai
their 40-foot yacht and headed toward somalia. president obama gave the green light to use force if the american's lives were in danger. >> we understood that if it got to shore it would be a bad situation. >> reporter: naval officials were having one on ones with the pirates. >> gunfire erupted inside the cabin of the quest. >> reporter: when navy seals boarded the quest, they found two pirates already dead. also inside the boat they found all four americans died, all died. megaryan and her husband ray albert who is were on a cruiseship in 2005 came under attack by pirates. >> first he said, you know these pirates will not board my ship period. >> reporter: their captain outran the terrorists but she's heartbroken that these four americans were killed. >> there are always small groups of pirates, war lords whatever and they obviously and they obviously don't share the standards of morality. >>> there was no ran ransom paid in the situation with the quest. she believes as long as ransom is paid it will continue to motivate the pirates to do what they've been doing. >> thank you,
in this place. >> reporter: the obama administration is reportedly talking with egyptian officials about ways to resolve the crisis. their discussions are said to include having mubarak step down now, instead of when his term expires in september. secretary of state hillary clinton condemned the violence thursday, and called for a smooth political transition. >> the egyptian people expect a meaningful process that yields concrete changes. >> reporter: u.s. lawmakers also turned up the pressure. >> stop the blood-letting, let's start a peaceful transition to a free and open society. >> reporter: but on the streets of cairo, few are listening to calls from the outside world. focused, instead, on the battles pitting egyptian against egyptian for the future of their country. and in washington, the debate between democrats and republicans on this issue is somewhat muted. that's because they both view egypt as an ally in the middle east. they also want democracy for the country. but they also are both concerned about the possibility of extremist influence in a post-mubarak government. terrell? >> i
that that's a great sign. >> reporter: kelly offered the closing prayer alongside president obama. captain kelly will announce tomorrow if he will sign on space shuttle endeavor for it's final voyage? >>> tough questions that will be even tougher. that's governor martin o'malley on the state of the state. >> reporter: maryland is doing pretty good. yet with so many individuals and business cash strapped he admits pretty good simply isn't good enough. as lawmakers clap for governor martin o'malley they realize the urgency to roll up their sleeves and put those hands to work. the governor says maryland is doing a bit better than it was just a year ago. >> but better isn't good enough. not with so many moms and dads of the of work. so many business just barely holding on. >> reporter: jobs is a job priority for the administration. cutting edge facilities like bio park is critical to the state's future. >> passing the legislation could well be the difference between running ahead and running in place. creating thousands of jobs in maryland or seeing them go to other states. creating the next w
: president obama called the leaders of britain, france and italy last night to discuss the crisis. the white house is considering a wide range of actions against the regime. >> there are no options we're taking off the table. but what we're focused on are the options that we can take to affect the situation in the near term. >> reporter: possible moves include freezing or seizing gadhafi's assets, banning libyan officials and airliners from international travel, suspending exports to libya and imposing u.n. sanctions. the u.n. security council will meet this afternoon to discuss those sanctions and look for other possible ways to stop the bloodshed and punish the regime. and nato will also meet today to discuss its options. and now, there's a new option, option for americans trying to get out of tripoli. they're told to board a chartered flight leaving late this afternoon for turkey. back to you, betty. >> okay, michael herzenberg in washington. thank you, michael. >>> in this country, for the first time, senate democrats say they are ready to implement immediate spending cuts. the federal g
, president obama is calling for a new era of cooperation between his administration and the business community. in his first speech to the chamber of commerce, he prodded america to get into the game and spend its profits creating jobs. alexis christoforous reports for wjz. >> reporter: president obama walked the block from the white house to the chamber of commerce for a neighborly call on america's business leaders. >> maybe if we brought over a fruit cake when i first moved in, we would have gotten off to a better start. >> reporter: the president and the business community have had a rocky relationship for the last two years. butting heads over financial regulations and the healthcare overhaul. now, both sides are looking to work together. >> i've got one message. my message is now is the time to invest in america. >> reporter: president obama argued businesses have a responsibility to help the u.s. economy. he called on executives to start using the nearly $2 trillion on their balance sheets to create jobs. >> the president pledged to help american businesses compete with a chan
. >>> president obama hosted the three most powerful republicans at the white house. joel brown reports for wjz, they're trying to find common ground, as the two sides are preparing for a showdown over government spending. >>> house gop leaders left a lunch with the president, having played a big role in deciding what was on the menu. >> but the american people expect washington to cut spending in order to grow jobs in america. >> reporter: republicans came here flexing newfound political muscle in this first meeting with the president since taking control in the house. they dined with president obama for over an hour, setting the table for a showdown over the budget and finding some common ground along the way. >> the economy so desperately needs us to work together to send the signal that we should start growing again, as america. because that's what america does best. it innovates and leaves. >> reporter: president obama is hoping to use these bipartisan pow wows as a way to find compromise with republicans. last year, he promised to make them a monthly event. but that didn't happen. he's pl
're looking live at fires in the streets of cairo. tonight, president obama is pleading for this violence to stop. we are told three people have died, 600 injured just today alone. joel brown reports for wjz from the white house. >> reporter: the streets of cairo erupted into an hull all- -- an all-out battle in egypt. even fire bombs, which lit up downtown streets. chaos, after supporters of president mubarak, rode in on camels and horses, attempting to break up the nine-day-long uprising against egypt. the president should stay and finish his term, says this pro- government protestor. tuesday, mubarak pledged to step down in september, instead of running for election. but protestors want him out now. and they're asking president obama for help. >> president obama, say directly to mubarak, you have to leave and peace will return to egypt in one second. >> reporter: the white house condemned the new wave of violence and turned up the pressure on mubarak to start the process of leaving office sooner rather than later. >> that was yesterday. because when we said "now," we meant yesterday. >
obama is considering new ways to pressure libya's government to end the violence. >> protestors chanted in the streets of tibrook, a city in northeastern libya, where demonstrators gained control in their uprising against moammar gadhafi. in tripoli, gadhafi loyalists crushed the revolt. most residents in the capital are terrified to come out of their homes in fear of retribution from gadhafi. >> he's going to fight from the death here, i think. he'll fight violently. >> reporter: the white house has steered clear, calling algadhafi by name. instead, clearing for violence. >> the violence is a 84ant. it is complete -- is aborrent. it is completely unacceptable t. must stop. >> reporter: tuesday, gadhafi vowed to fight until death. the plan is to ferry americans to the nearby island of malta. >> we urge americans to depart immediately. if they need help, they should contact the embassy. >> reporter: with reports of as many as 1,000 people killed so far -- >> and president obama is following the situation in libya. let's join the news conference live to see what he has to say. >> these ar
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